Articles tagged GAR WOOD

Page 29 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1937

Water Sport Motor Yachtsman Ahoy! Some things to Remember

MOTOR YACHTSMEN AHOY! SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER By PROP SHAFT" JUDGING from the remarks one sometimes hear;, particularly from new enthusiasts, it might be supposed that motor-boating was a comparatively new form of sport. Actually the first motor-boats made their appearance in the closinc,b years of the last century and the development of the sport has been more or less collateral with that of the...

Page 45 of October 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, October 1931


THE SPORT AFLOAT. THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL TROPHY THE KAYE DON-GAR 1 '00D INC7DENT IN spite of the fact that the public press had front page news from the formation of the National Government, much of this important space was given over to the Gar Wood—Kaye Don affair, and the whole business has generally paraded before the eyes of the world, whose opinion seems to be, that while we played the...

Page 30 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1965


" Motor Sports Car Road Tests, Second Series." 119 pp. 11½ in. 8 in., soft covers. (Temple Press Books Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 15s.) Some time ago Temple Press grouped together some of Motor's sports-car road tests and presented them in one volume, as a companion to their useful volumes of general road-test reprints. This is the second of the Series, although how the Editor...

Page 51 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1933


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. THREE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE ENGLAND'S SPEED SUPREMACY AFTER having been absent from competition for the world's one mile speed record for five years, it now appears that the United States will make a determined effort to wrest the record from Great Britain in 1934. Three famed figures in the American motor-racing world intend constructing machines for this purpose. They are...

Page 43 of December 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, December 1930

Why Not a Tractor Screw

Why Not a Tractor Screw? CONVENTION appears to have as large a hold in the outboard motor field as in every other branch of motoring, and it is therefore not surprising that we find the propellor of an outboard situated behind the gear housing in nearly every case. The origin of this presumably lies in the fact that ordinary motor boats have their " props " at the rear of the boat. While not...

Page 56 of October 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1930


Mr. SCOTT-PAINE'S SUCCESS. ... MR. H. SCOTT-PAINE, whose novel boat, "Miss Britain I" was described in MOTOR SPORT of last month, successfully competed with this craft in the 5i-litre class of the International Trophy Races which were held on the Detroit River at the beginning of last month. "Miss Britain I" was competing against two other boats, one piloted by Mr. L. Brown and the other by Mr....

Page 49 of September 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1933


BRITAIN'S CHALLENGE FOR THE HARMS WORTH TROPHY. ON September 2nd the thoughts of all motor-boat enthusiasts will be of the Harmsworth Trophy race at Detroit, U.S.A. This year's race will see a new British challenger against Mr. Gar Wood's "Miss America X,' in Mr. H. Scott-Pain's "Miss Britain III." Briefly, this boat is 24ft. 6ins. in length, and is powered by a Schneider Trophy Napier 12 cyl. =...

Page 15 of July 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1933

Louis Meyer wins Indianapolis at record speed

Meyer joins Tommy Milton in winning race for second time. Four killed in many accidents. Stock Studebakers 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. By our American correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH DRIVING with brilliant skill and consistency, Louis Meyer, 29-year old Californian, swept down the finishing straight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway late in the afternoon of May 30th, winner of the 21st...

Page 48 of November 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1932


UNCLE SAM "PUTS IT OVER" AGAIN MISS AMERICA X. VICTORIOUS IN THE RACE FOR THE HARMS WORTH TROPHY IN REGAINING THE WORLD'S RECORD FEW Englishmen realise what they owe to Lord Wakefield. Hardly any of our triumphs on land, in the air, and on the water, would be possible without his support. He has done more for the prestige of his country than any other man. Here are two things upon which his heart...

Page 51 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, May 1931


THE SPO T AFLOAT -a_ \4 R. KAYE DON has more than accomplished what he set out to do, when on April 2nd he recaptured for Great Britain the world's motor boat speed record, for the way that he snatched his victory in the last few hours of his official period, will be remembered in Buenos Aires for many a day. Don deliberately made his task harder by travelling half across the world to what at...



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